Janessa is 17 years old and has been battling depression since a young
age. As a result of her illness, she has really struggled with school.
She tried several types of schooling including online, mainstream and
a credit recovery program. Janessa is very intelligent and would get compliments
from peers and teachers; however, she would get into a depressed state
and lose motivation.
Last fall, Janessa decided to try the JFCS GED program at our Real World
Job Development Center. Within 4 months, Janessa passed all of her tests
and was awarded her GED!
Janessa is now working full time to save money for her own apartment, and
she is now enrolled for summer classes at a local community college. She
is a wonderful photographer and is aiming for her associates in digital media.